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Issues 89 through 97

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:11:56 -0600
Message-ID: <643cc0271001151011q2253eee4yb08753d8d7244e31@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
The chairs have asked for a volunteer to write the change proposals
for some of these items. Though the items were entered in a staggered
fashion, over a period of close to three months, they were all acted
upon in a matter of a couple of days. This makes it difficult to set
aside enough time to do a proper job on the change proposals,
regardless of other commitments on my time.

I originally started posting the bugs in October, expecting action on
most in November and December, when I wasn't approaching a book
deadline. Unfortunately, they were all acted upon in January. This is,
unfortunately, the worst time for this to happen for me, as I can't
afford distractions right now. As other book authors in this group can
attest, the weeks before the draft is due are the most stressful, and
the ones that can least afford distractions.

I hate leaving these open, though, and seemingly unsupported. I also
realize there are others interested in writing counter-proposals, but
they're waiting on someone volunteering to write the initial proposal.
I don't want to leave folks waiting on me, as I had to wait on others.

I'd like to propose to the co-chairs and the group the following
schedule for change proposals for these issues. The dates more or less
match the intervals for the bugs, except for Issue 94, which will
require the most extensive work:

Issue 95 regarding the Hidden attribute - I can have a change proposal
by February 15

Issue 89 regarding the idioms section - I can have a chance proposal
by February 22

Issue 90 regarding redefining figure - I can have potentially two
change proposals for this one, by March 5

Issue 91 regarding clean up of aside - I can have a change proposal
for this one March 12

Issue 92 regarding clean up of table - I can have a change proposal
for this one March 15

This is the first set of issues, and all would fall before the March
14th deadline, if I held on volunteering until just before the Feb
14th deadline

The next set would follow:

Issue 93 regarding deleting the details element - I can have a change
proposal for this one March 22

Issue 96 regarding deleting the progress element -- change proposal March 29th

Issue 97 regarding deleting the meter element -- change proposal April 5th

Lastly the big one:

Issue 94, splitting Web Applications Core - Change proposal by April 23

I think that's all of them. This would also stagger the items so that
they're not hitting the group all at once. If you want longer
intervals between items, I can certainly push the dates out.

I think my request is reasonable, considering others have been granted
extensions when they've needed the time. I also think it's fair,
considering many of these were held for weeks, only to have a quick
response of WONTFIX assigned.

Regardless, I need to hear something from the chairs on this. I ended
up holding for weeks for a response to these bugs. I don't want to
have to be put on hold again, only to be told to rush my work in the


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